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The Basics of Sonography and Ultrasound Terminology

Jakowski, Joseph D. MD

doi: 10.1097/PCR.0b013e318281c8a0
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Abstract: Presented is a discussion on the fundamental mechanics of the ultrasound (US) machine, US physics, and standard US terminology that will help the reader understand how to acquire the best possible sonographic images and interpret the sonographic findings in real time. This knowledge is an essential foundation for the practicing pathologist interested in incorporating US for confirmation and echolocation of a superficial target lesion and for US-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy.

From the Division of Anatomic Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Richmond, VA.

Reprints: Joseph D. Jakowski MD, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Gateway Bldg, 6th Floor, Room 6-203, 1200 E. Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23298. E-mail: jjakowski@mcvh-vcu.edu.

The author has no funding or conflicts to declare.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.